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Battery Management System Integration into an Electronic Control Module for a Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Battery Management System Integration into an Electronic Control Module for a Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Th­is article focuses on BMS integration into the electronic control module (ECM) of the FVA 30 hybrid electric motor glider using a Speedgoat real-time target machine. The challenge is to design an ECM for reliable data processing, allowing pilots to monitor and control the drivetrain.

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Motion Planning and Experimental Validation for an Autonomous Bicycle

Motion Planning and Experimental Validation for an Autonomous Bicycle

This paper introduces a prototype autonomous two-wheeled vehicle developed for experimental verification of motion planning and control algorithms. Finally, it presents and discusses experiments run on the actual vehicle for a particular maneuver. It emphasizes the differences between the trajectories created by different vehicle models.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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A Balanced Hybrid Active-Passive Actuation Approach for High-Performance Haptics

A Balanced Hybrid Active-Passive Actuation Approach for High-Performance Haptics

This paper describes the design of a high-performance balanced hybrid haptic device. The actuation, design, and control approaches are described and experimentally validated. The results show significant improvements in the stability and rendering range of the device. 

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Robotic Glove with Integrated Sensing for Intuitive Grasping Assistance

Robotic Glove with Integrated Sensing for Intuitive Grasping Assistance

This paper presents a fully integrated soft robotic glove with multi-articular textile actuators, custom soft sensors, and an intuitive detection controller. The state-machine-based controller uses signals from integrated sensors to detect relative changes in hand-object interactions.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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A Lightweight Force-Controllable Wearable Arm Based on Magnetorheological-Hydrostatic Actuators

A Lightweight Force-Controllable Wearable Arm Based on Magnetorheological-Hydrostatic Actuators

This paper studies the feasibility of using magnetorheological (MR) clutches coupled to a low-friction hydrostatic transmission.  This combination provides a highly effective yet lightweight, force-controllable supernumerary robotic arm (SRL). Experimental studies conducted on a one-DOF test bench and validated analytically demonstrate a high force bandwidth (>25 Hz) and an excellent ability to control interaction forces even when interacting with an external impedance.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Topological Analog Signal Processing

Topological Analog Signal Processing

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) used a Speedgoat Performance real-time target machine and a high-speed analog IO131 module to validate an acoustic topological equation solver experimentally. The setup allowed them to demonstrate the robustness of analog signal processors (ASP) and is an essential step towards a new generation of ultrafast all-optical ASPs. 

Publication on nature.com

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An Intelligent Controller based Power Grid Interconnected System for Reliable Operation

An Intelligent Controller based Power Grid Interconnected System for Reliable Operation

The main objective of the research presented is to control the unidirectional boost converter (UBC) by implementing an intelligent controller (IC). The IC continuously captures power conversion based on power output data from wind and solar energy. Then, it injects gate pulses into a power electronic switch based on the data value. The overall design and simulations are performed using MATLAB/SIMULINK.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Robust and Reliable Wireless Communication between Smart NOx Sensor and the Speedgoat Engine Control Module

Robust and Reliable Wireless Communication between Smart NOx Sensor and the Speedgoat Engine Control Module

The smart NOx sensor case study investigates the possibility of replacing existing wired CAN bus connections between the smart NOx sensor and the Speedgoat rapid control prototyping system and possible future wireless communication with ECU. In addition, criteria like the transmission in industrial environments, packet loss, RSSI, bit error rate, reliability, and security of the wireless solution are analyzed.

Publication on osuva.uwasa.fi

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Robust Switching Control Method to Achieve Tokamak-Shaped Plasma

Robust Switching Control Method to Achieve Tokamak-Shaped Plasma

A robust switching control method with state vector matching and a novel approach for the feedback system simulation are presented in this paper. First, the plant model reconstructs plasma equilibria from experimental data and calculates plasma shape changes. Then, the control system is discretized and run on a high-speed computer for experiments on a real-time testbed.

Publication on sciencedirect.com

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Rapid Control Prototyping Tool for the Sirius High-Dynamic DCM Control System

Rapid Control Prototyping Tool for the Sirius High-Dynamic DCM Control System

The monochromator is known to be one of the most critical optical elements of a synchrotron beamline. A Simulink implementation running on a Speedgoat Performance real-time target machine identifies and ensures controlling the dynamic behavior of all subcomponents in the prototype. In addition, this approach enables rapid prototyping by allowing a shared environment for system modeling and testing.

Publication on inspirehep.net

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Mechatronic Architecture Development of UX-1

Mechatronic Architecture Development of UX-1

This paper presents a novel design of an underwater robot for exploring abandoned mines. Rapid prototyping of controllers during the development phase of the robot is described, and the mechatronic development of the main controller unit, propulsion system, and ballast is investigated. The robot's mechatronic architecture and the low-level control algorithms demonstrate its potential for performing real-time operations.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Real-Time Control

Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Real-Time Control

This paper demonstrates an approach to real-time control of large-scale structures. Real-time controls reduce the streamwise turbulence intensity as well as skin-friction drag.

Publication on sciencedirect.com

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Design and Implementation of Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter for Wind Energy System

Design and Implementation of Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter for Wind Energy System

This paper features designing and implementing a bi-directional DC-DC converter with a Speedgoat controller for wind energy conversion systems. An energy storage device is used to compensate for the fluctuations and to maintain a smooth and continuous power flow in all operating modes to load. The complete system is implemented in MATLAB/SIMULINK and verified with hardware.

Publication on scirp.org

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